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Tamer (Trainer class)

もうじゅうつかい Wild Animal Tamer
Spr FRLG Tamer.png
Tamer sprite from FireRed and LeafGreen
Other names
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
FireRed and LeafGreen
Gender Male
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Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Punching Poliwrath (Adventures)

A Tamer (Japanese: もうじゅうつかい Wild Animal Tamer) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They are young men with whips and lollipops.

They generally use version-exclusive Pokémon, such as Arbok and Sandslash.


Spr RG Tamer.png Spr FRLG Tamer.png SJP Tamer.png
Sprite from
Generation I
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Portrait from
Juggler I OD.png Tamer OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

In the manga

A Tamer (right) in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Tamer made a cameo appearance as one of the Trainers that wanted to challenge Red to a battle after his win at the Indigo League, but he was considered to be a "boring" match.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Dompteur
Germany Flag.png German Dompteur
Italy Flag.png Italian Domatore
Spain Flag.png Spanish Domador

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSS
ChannelerCue BallElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanHikerJugglerLass
LeaderGSCFRLGHGSSPicnicker*Poké Maniac*PKMN TrainerGSCPsychicRivalRocker
Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSSailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Beta Trainer class:
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Only in Trainer Tower:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
Project CharacterDex logo.png This Trainer Class article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.